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Poster: greasefire Date: Feb 16, 2009 3:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'can not copy to cd' - any way around it?

thanks for the help!
i installed traders little helper but i don't really understand what i need to do next. It did not seem to have any instructions. Is it very involved to learn to use? or is it possible someone could explain what i need to do to convert the file so it can burn to cd?

thanks again,
paul

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Feb 16, 2009 4:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'can not copy to cd' - any way around it?

okay, i am going to assume that you have the downloaded files saved into a distinct folder (i'm also going to assume you downloaded the lossless (.flac/.shn) files given that you downloaded TLH); next step would be to run TLH

you are then basically looking at a blank tableau with various file headers ('Format' | 'Checksum' | 'Torrent' etc.)

what you want to do with your downloaded files is to "decode" them; you could work your way through the pull-down menu and search for the folder with your files, however, an easier step is to just 'drag' the folder with your .flac or .shn files onto the blank tableau

once you do that a pop up menu appears, with a list of various functions that you can choose from

select "Decode audio files" from the 'Format' options and click OK

this will load your files into TLH for decoding

you will note several checkbox functions in the view you are now seeing; for your purposes, the only one you need now be concerned with is the 'Output location' -- you have two options, 1) to decode into the same directory as your source files, or 2) to decode into a separate directly of your choosing

once you have made you choice in how you want to proceed, click the 'Decode' button over toward the right of your view; the program will then go through the process of decoding those .flac or .shn files; when finished you will see (hopefully) the message "No errors occured" in the 'Process log' screen

now, exit from TLH; so, now you have both your originally downloaded files, and the decoded .wav files; if you are only interested in burning to CD and not archiving the original files, you can safely delete the .flac or .shn files, although you might want to wait until after you have burned the .wav files to CD (not that you should have any problems, i just tend to take a more careful approach to my audio endeavors)

if you've made it this far, you should be all set the rest of the way; use the .wav files as you would normally for burning to CD; when burning, it's probably a good idea to verify the burn, but that's a matter of approach, and one should do what best suits

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 16, 2009 6:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'can not copy to cd' - any way around it?

you should copy & paste that post to a txt document...took a lot of effort!

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Feb 16, 2009 7:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'can not copy to cd' - any way around it?

Arb's excellent post should explain. Here is another helpful link that walks you through an actual download.

http://deadlistening.blogspot.com/search/label/downloading%20instructions